Sunday, March 26, 2017

NCC-Mac March 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, March 30, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topic is "Every new product Apple Just announced."

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Slideshow of February 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

…is HERE.

Outline of February 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
GarageBand 10.1.6
Feb 13 '17
What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
Logic Pro X 10.3.1
Feb 21 '17
What's New
Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
• View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview
• Adjust Smart Controls on the selected track to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects
• Play and record software instruments using a musical keyboard with piano keys or scale mode
• Trigger drum pads to create beats while controlling velocity and note repeat
• Access your favorite shortcuts using a set of customizable key commands

Updated Interface
• New modern design with improved legibility in a variety of lighting conditions
• Expanded color palette offers 24 more colors to label your regions, tracks and notes
• Horizontal auto-zoom helps keep everything in view
• New region editing design reveals waveform for entire audio file while trimming

Audio Production
• Track Alternatives let you create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on a track
• Render any combination of effect plug-ins to a selection of audio using Selection-based Processing
• True stereo panning provides more control and discrete manipulation of stereo signals
• Apply fades across multiple regions at a time
• 64-bit summing engine 
• Use 192 additional busses 

Additional Features
• Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
• MIDI plug-ins can be used to creatively control plug-in parameters
• Directly assign Software Instruments as sidechain sources
• Import Music XML files
Apple Remote Desktop 3.9
Feb 21 '17
What's New
The Apple Remote Desktop 3.9 update improves usability, compatibility, and reliability and is recommended for all users. 

This update:

• Allows users to export and restore an encrypted list of computers and user credentials
• Allows administrators to call attention to items on a remote screen using an assistant cursor
• Adds Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro (2016) computers
• Improves security when communicating with clients running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 or later
• Adds an optional compatibility mode for communicating with clients running any version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, OS X Mavericks 10.9 or OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and earlier
Apple Remote Desktop 3.9 Client
This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability as well as the following improvements: 

• Computer lists, complete with credentials, can be exported to an encrypted archive and restored to other viewers 
• Improved security, with an optional compatibility option to support older clients in the Security tab of the Preferences panel 
• Assistance cursors available via a custom toolbar item 
• Support for the Touch Bar

Post Date: Feb 21, 2017

File Size: 9.3 MB

System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher
Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.2.1.
An Ethernet (recommended), AirPort, or FireWire over IP network connection.
iTunes Remote 4.3.1 (iOS)
Feb 23 '17
What's New
This update adds support for Two-Factor Authentication when signing in for Home Sharing.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
How to find and remove files from the 'Other' storage category on your Mac

Q&A, General Discussion

Monday, February 20, 2017

NCC-Mac February 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, February 23, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topic is "How to find and remove files from the 'Other' storage category on your Mac."

Friday, January 27, 2017

Thunderbolt 3 and USB accessories

Here is the link to the Thunderbolt 3 and USB accessories document featured at the January 2017 meeting.

Outline of January 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Security Update 2016-003 (10.11.6)
Security Update 2016-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Jan 17, 2017 (Updated from: Dec 13, 2016)

File Size: 717 MB

System Requirements
 OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental (10.11.6)
The OS X El Capitan Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental Update fixes a kernel issue that may cause your Mac to occasionally become unresponsive.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Jan 17, 2017

File Size: 623.9 MB

System Requirements
 OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
GarageBand 2.2
Jan 18 '17
iOS Universal Music

What's New
• Play and record using the new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches*
• Quickly find Touch Instruments and patches with a redesigned sound browser
• Capture your voice or instrument and apply studio-class effects like pitch correction, distortion and delay with the new Audio Recorder
• Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
• Add third-party effects using Audio Unit Extensions**
• Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
• Perform with Chord Strips from any keyboard instrument
• Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad 
• Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

* The Alchemy synth is available on iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4.
** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extension instruments apps from the App Store.
GarageBand 10.1.5
Jan 18 '17
Mac OS Music

What's New
• Adds support for Logic Remote Version 1.3.1 and GarageBand for iOS Version 2.2
GarageBand 2.2.1
Jan 20 '17
iOS Universal Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
iOS 10.2.1
iOS 10.2.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222

Post Date: Jan 23, 2017

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
watchOS 3.1.3
This update includes improvements and bug fixes.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Jan 23, 2017

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
macOS Sierra 10.12.3 Update
This update:
Improves automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro (15-inch, October 2016)
Resolves graphics issues while encoding Adobe Premiere Pro projects on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13- and 15-inch, October 2016)
Fixes an issue that prevented the searching of scanned PDF documents in Preview

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT207462 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Jan 23, 2017

File Size: 1.28 GB

System Requirements
macOS Sierra 10.12.2
iTunes 12.5.5
This update includes minor app and performance improvements.
Safari 10.0.3
The Safari 10.0.3 update in recommended for all OS X El Capitán users and contains improvements to security.

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit:
tvOS 10.1.1
You can obtain the tvOS 10.1.1 update on your fourth-generation Apple TV via Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software. Other than its 9 security fixes, we know nothing about the update, but can assume that it contains small bug fixes.
Apple Support 1.0.3
Jan 24 '17
iOS Universal Utilities
  
Need help? Apple Support app is your personalized guide to the best options from Apple. Find answers with articles tailored to your products and questions. Call, chat or email with an expert right away, or schedule a callback when it’s convenient. Get a repair at an Apple Store or a nearby Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple Support is here to help.

What's New
Performance improvements and bug fixes.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
1998: USB
2016: Thunderbolt 3 & USB-C

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, January 22, 2017

NCC-Mac January 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, January 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's mystery topic is "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…"